Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements
VAMP

Construct: Verb
Definition: To walk.
Use: He vamped from Cork to Crosser.
He walked from Cork to Crosshaven.
Derivation: 'Vamp' - upper front part of boot or shoe, hence to walk. English from Anglo French 'Vampé', Old French 'Avant pié' ('Avant' - before, see 'Avaunt'; pied - foot). (Concise Oxford Dictionary).


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